Multi-instrumentalist, Vocalist and
Songwriter, Dann Wick
, of Sacramento,
California, Frederick Moore's closest cousin.|
Moore and Wick poured through rock
fanzines, absorbed and dissected every Beatle album that came
out, and listened exclusively to the Fab Four and the Kinks.
By October 1964 they had unequivocally decided that th
vocation was playing music and they started writing.
MOORE: "We always heard that the
Beatles wrote their own songs, so we figured that to be a rock
stars you had to write your own songs." "In the summer of
1964, right after 'A Hard Days Night' came out, my cousin
Danny and I spent two weeks making wooden replicas of the Paul
McCartney bass, the John Lennon rhythm guitar, George
Harrison's lead guitar, and Ringo's drums. We used to
lip-synch to records. Danny and I wanted to play real music.
We learned 'You Really Got Me' by the Kinks, the Beatles' 'And
I Love Her' and my first original composition 'Baby Be Mine'."
"One of the firsts song that Rick and I wrote together (really it was Rick who wrote it) was "A Spaniard In The Works" from the title of John Lennon's second book of poetry. It was written by "Wick & Moore" (why I am first is a mystery) to be like "Lennon & McCartney", but that was the first and only song we wrote together as the Moore family moved back to Minnesota from Marin County California a few months later."
In the late 60's & early 70's while Moore was in Minnesota,
all Wick wanted to do is play acoustic guitar like Steve Stills, but
soon "I got hooked by the 5-string banjo and 'Bluegrass' music."
Wick played in two short lived bands "Buffalo Creek" and "The New
Hackberry Ramblers". From 1977 through 1981 Wick played in a
folk-rock band called "Shelter" and from 1981 through 1983 an
eclectic (musically) Christian band called "Panacea" only to later
phase out of bands and only teach music.
"All said and done, my cousin Rick was my biggest influence in music! He opened me up to almost every genre of music, telling me that everything in music has something to offer and to learn from it."
They called themselves "The Royal Cumquats", with a "C". "That was the first band for both of us. We
even had matching bracelets engraved with The Royal Cumquats". Next
we had Grandma Wick sew us polka-dot shirts (white with black dots)
like John Lennon had in one of the Robert Freeman photos.
(Note: this bio is a work in progress)
Dan Wick and Frederick Moore.
(with Uncle Neil, cousins Linnea, Mike, and brothers Bobbyzio and Douglas).
Shelter, California State Fair
California State Fair
State Fair 29th of October
California State Fair 1980
High Sierra 1972
(photo by Mike
stage. California State fair
Moore, Wick, Brenner.
Welsh, MN 1974
Cumquats (Moore, Wick) Novato, CA.
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